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Population (year 2000): 10,579. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,274 (+16.0% change)
Males: 5,023 (47.5%), Females: 5,556 (52.5%)

St. Clair County

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Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $49,851 (year 2000)
Median house value: $115,300 (year 2000)

Swansea, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Swansea:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.0%)
  • Black (8.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (38.7%), Irish (13.8%), English (10.3%), United States (6.3%), Polish (4.5%), French (4.0%).

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Elevation: 547 feet

Land area: 5.1 square miles

Swansea,

For population 25 years and over in Swansea

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swansea village

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,664 (+18.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louis, MO St. (18.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (277.9 miles )

Nearest cities: IL Belleville, (1.5 miles Heights, IL (3.7 miles Fairview IL Shiloh, (5.0 miles IL (6.2 miles O'Fallon, IL (7.1 miles Caseyville, IL (8.5 miles Centreville, IL Collinsville, (9.2 miles IL Millstadt, (9.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 41 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2002: 100 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2003: 134 buildings, average cost: $248,900
  • 2004: 194 buildings, average cost: $236,700
  • 2005: 190 buildings, average cost: $235,600

Latitude: 38.54 N, Longitude: 89.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618


Swansea, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.3%), Retail trade (13.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -477 (-4.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 642 (12.4%)


 

Crime in Swansea by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 9.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 4 1 3 1 8
    per 100,000 66.2 37.8 9.5 28.4 9.5 75.6
Robberies 4 3 2 4 2 2
    per 100,000 37.8 28.4 18.9 37.8 18.9 18.9
Assaults 7 7 10 4 10 21
    per 100,000 66.2 66.2 94.5 37.8 94.5 198.5
Burglaries 50 37 56 47 56 37
    per 100,000 472.6 349.7 529.4 444.3 529.4 349.7
Thefts 272 209 237 290 237 223
    per 100,000 2571.1 1975.6 2240.3 2741.3 2240.3 2107.9
Auto thefts 4 5 11 21 11 15
    per 100,000 37.8 47.3 104.0 198.5 104.0 141.8
199.5 144.2 163.3 186.9 163.3 195.8


Average climate in Swansea, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Swansea-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/1959, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Swansea city center killed 21 people and injured 345 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category 4 tornado 15.7 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Swansea:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • TOUCHETTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL INC (about 11 miles; CENTREVILLE, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Swansea:
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 11 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; ID: BLV)
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 24 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: ALN)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 29 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; ID: STL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Swansea:
  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 12 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: CPS)
  • ST LOUIS METRO-EAST/SHAFER FIELD (about 18 miles; ST JACOB, IL; ID: 3K6)
  • SACKMAN FIELD (about 19 miles; COLUMBIA, IL; ID: H49)

Amtrak station near Swansea:
  • 17 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 3 $10,519 $42,076 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   1 $142
Streets and Highways 7 $19,368 $33,202 0 $0
Firefighters 2 $5,284 $31,704 25 $3,204
Police - Other 4 $10,320 $30,960 3 $1,297
Police Protection - Officers 16 $58,073 $43,554 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $20,582 $35,283 13 $5,700
Totals for Government 39 $124,145 $38,198 42 $10,343


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swansea:
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 4 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 14 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 17 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 20 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,441)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 25 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,939)
  • WEBSTER UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 8,252)
Public primary/middle schools in Swansea:
  • WOLF BRANCH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 552; Location: 125 HUNTWOOD RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HIGH MOUNT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 1721 BOUL AVE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • WOLF BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 325; Location: 410 HUNTWOOD RD; Grades: 06 - 08)

Churches in Swansea include: Holy Shaghagat Church (A), Lake View Church (B), Saint Constantine and Saint Helen Church (C).

Cemeteries: Badgley Cemetery (1), Old Saint Clair County Cemetery (2).

Reservoirs: Gepperts Lake (A), Yoch Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Branch (A).

Parks in Swansea include: Wolf Branch-Saint Clair Township Park (1), Township Park (2), Melvin Pride Memorial City Park (3).


Swansea compared to Illinois state average:
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Swansea:
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEW (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KSTL (690 AM; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swansea:
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMJM-FM (104.9 FM; COLUMBIA, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KDHX (88.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: DOUBLE HELIX CORPORATION)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Swansea:
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

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